What to do?

7 The end of everything has come. Therefore, be self-controlled and clearheaded so you can pray. 8 Above all, show sincere love to each other, because love brings about the forgiveness of many sins. 9 Open your homes to each other without complaining. 10 And serve each other according to the gift each person has received, as good managers of God’s diverseContinue reading “What to do?”

Reasoning on the Sabbath in Thessalonica

After Paul and Silas had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. 2And Paul went in, as was his custom, and on three sabbath days argued with them from the scriptures, 3explaining and proving that it was necessary for the Messiah to suffer and to rise fromContinue reading “Reasoning on the Sabbath in Thessalonica”

Jesus is our High Priest

14Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. 15For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as weContinue reading “Jesus is our High Priest”

steadfast hope…

We must always give thanks to God for you, brothers and sisters, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of everyone of you for one another is increasing. Therefore we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith during all your persecutions and theContinue reading “steadfast hope…”

grieved by various trials

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s powerContinue reading “grieved by various trials”

Do not grow weary…

Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the disciplineContinue reading “Do not grow weary…”

The Easy Life…

Have you ever heard about the wonderful life of following Jesus? About how all your problems will fade away when you receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior and life will be easy going? Don’t we all want life to be easy and our decision clear cut? That things would be laid out in frontContinue reading “The Easy Life…”

Lifted up

There are many serpents in the Bible, one in Genesis that sets a lot of things in motion and many others… However there is only one that seems to link to Jesus – and that is the serpent in the wilderness wanderings of the Israelites. This is the story we hear in Numbers 21:4-9. I think it isContinue reading “Lifted up”